120 Interesting Photos Of Freezing Winter That Show What True Cold Looks Like

The Starks are always right, eventually—winter is coming, and would you look at that, it’s already here in our yards. And it doesn’t feel like leaving. There’s a blizzard raging outside our windows, we’ve got our favorite ugly sweaters on, and we’d gladly exchange our radiators for roaring fireplaces.

Our team here at Bored Panda wanted to share our love for snow and ice wonderlands, so we’ve compiled this list of the most beautiful, jaw-dropping, and outright inspiring winter photos. Mother Nature is far more powerful than we give her credit for.

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Don’t forget to put on your gloves, hats, and scarves, dear Pandas, the photos are so powerful, you can almost feel the cold through your screens. We’ve also packed you some hot tea in a thermos because the weather outside is truly frightful. So go on, scroll down and have some fun in the snow. Remember to upvote your fave photos and tell us all about the coldest winter you’ve ever experienced in the comments.

Also, read on for Bored Panda’s interview with photographer Dominic Sberna who told us about working in the cold and staying warm if you’re out in the snow for hours and hours at a time.

#1 Freeze. Defrost. Refreeze. Thaw. Freeze Creates An Ice Hummingbird

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#2 Due To The Low Temperature, Lake Michigan Shattered Into Countless Pieces Of Ice

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#3 Frost Pattern On A Car This Morning

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Photographer Dominic shared with Bored Panda how professionals and amateurs alike should prepare before venturing out to take photos in the cold.

“When going out in any inclement weather, it’s extremely important to dress appropriately for the conditions. Make sure you’ve got a good pair of gloves to go along with a nice coat. You want to be able to feel your hands, at least a little bit while photographing the winter scenes before you,” he told us.

#4 The Way My Windscreen Froze

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#5 Forget About The Arctic Cold And Surf The Lake They Said. It’ll Be Fun They Said

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#6 This Is Canada. Saw This While Skiing. It Was A Little Cold

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“I’m not good about going out in it myself, but once I’m out there, so long as I’m properly dressed for it, you’d be hard-pressed to get me out of the snow. Dress warm! That’s the best advice I can give. If you have too many layers on, you can always take a layer of clothing off. It’s better to over-prepare than under-prepare in these situations,” Dominic pointed out that it’s best to put in a bit more effort when getting dressed before heading out. We’re talking about our health, after all.

The photographer also shared a few insights about the relationship between snow and lighting. “It really depends on what you’re dealing with as far as lighting is concerned. If it’s a typical bleak and overcast winter day, you’re going to have nice soft shadows,” he told Bored Panda.

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#7 Freezing Temperatures Create The Perfect Environment For Free-Falling Water To Form A Massive “Ice Crater” At The Bottom Of The Falls

Helmcken Falls, British Columbia, Canada.

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#8 Endless Snow-Covered Forest In Finland

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#9 When Wind Meets Freezing Rain

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“Now if it is a sunny day with a lot of snow, you’re going to have high contrasts and harsh shadows. No matter what the weather is, photographing under an overcast sky is always going to be less of a challenge than in direct sunlight,” the photographer explained.

Though there are some places on Planet Earth like Fiji, Vanuatu, and Tuvalu that have never seen snow (and likely won’t see it any time soon), the vast majority of countries have gotten snowfall at one time or another. Even hot countries like Egypt see snow from time to time!

#10 It’s Been So Cold, I Snapped My Welcome Mat

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#11 Came Out Of Work To This Interesting Ice Formation On My Car

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#12 Driving Through Freezing Rain Turned My Wheels Into Something From Mad Max

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The general rule is that the closer you move towards the equator, the less likely you are to see any of that wonderful thing we call snow. Places with mountains, however, can have snowy peaks, as the high altitudes make for a far better home for ice and snow than the warmth down below.

Some of the chilliest places on our planet include the Eastern Antarctic Plateau which holds the title of the coldest location on Earth at -94 degrees C (that’s -137.2 degrees F!). However, some researchers actually believe that the temperature there might even go lower because of how dry the air is there.

#13 Snow Covered Net Roof Of The Aviary In The Zoo

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#14 This Just In: Newfoundland Changes Name To “Newlostland” Following Winter Apocalypse

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#15 Cars After Freezing Rain In Vladivostok, Russia

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Standing in second place is the Vostok Station in Antarctica. The temperature there was noted to have dropped down to -89.2 degrees C (-128.56 degrees F).

In third place, not far behind, is the Amundsen-Scott Station in the South Pole, built way back in 1956. The lowest temperature recorded there was -82.8 degrees C (-117.04 degrees F) in 1983. However, don’t think that it stays that cold all year round. In fact, in 2011, the temperature rose to -12.3 degrees C (9.86 degrees F). That’s practically summer!

Of course, all of this pales in comparison to the coldness of space. Once you leave the coziness and warmth of our atmosphere, you can enjoy the company of absolute zero which is -273.15 degrees C (-459.67 degrees F).

#16 It Warmed To 26 F And The Pajamas Are Melting Matrix-Style

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#17 Beautiful But Weirdly Creepy Icicles Grew On My House This Winter

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#18 Cat Standing In Barn Underneath Curved Icicles

When it comes to the smallest particles that make up snow, the snowflakes themselves, researchers are still unraveling their mysteries. One thing that we were stunned to learn was the shape of snowflakes changes depending on how cold it gets and what the humidity is.

For instance, at certain temperature points, the snowflakes we know and love can actually start looking like columns.

#19 Ice Coming Out Of This Hole In A Hand Railing

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#20 Dutch Firefighter After Dousing A Fire In Freezing Conditions

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#21 So Y’all Like Pics Of Poorly Insulated Houses, Eh?

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It’s true that no two snowflakes are alike and we think this definitely proves the involvement of magic on some level when it comes to physics (you should expect your letter to go to Hogwarts any day now).

Snowflakes develop as they move through the air, so each one’s ‘evolution’ is entirely unique. That’s because you can’t replicate the exact same humidity and vapor conditions in every tiny area of the sky. So let’s extend this even further: it’s not just every snowflake that’s unique, it’s absolutely each and every pile of snow and blizzard. From the tiny to the vast. You might not see it in the photos, but the fact is always there.

#22 This Floating Ice Shelf After The Water Level Drops

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#23 This Christmas Bush Under A Smooth Blanket Of Snow

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#24 How The Water Froze On My Window

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#25 The Way The Mud Froze On My Truck Looks Like A Painting Of The Forrest

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#26 This Spiky Ice That Formed On A Fence By My House

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#27 This Tree Collapsed In A Very Strange Way From The Weight Of The Snow

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#28 Guy Parks On The Stripes Thinking He Can Avoid The Freezing Rain Only To Be Under A Leaky Pipe

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#29 Stoplights In Lake Tahoe Filled With Snow Due To A Design Of Not Having The Bottom Cut Out To Prevent Snow Accumulation

It’s a world-class ski area, snow should be a key factor in all design decisions.

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#30 Freezing Fog (Hoar Frost) On Top Of A Wind Turbine

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#31 My Dad Throwing Boiling Water In The Air On A Very Cold Day

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#32 What Happens When The Water Is Not Turned Off In A Non Winterized House. 5ft Frozen Solid

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#33 When The Road Wants To Kill You

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#34 How The Water Froze On The Lake By My House

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#35 Draining Water Froze Around A Chain Creating A Cool Icicle

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#36 This Fountain That Was Left Running During Really Cold Weather And Froze

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#37 Frozen Flower I Found In Austin During The Texas Winter Storm

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#38 River Levels Fall, Lapping Ripples Kiss Ice Cold, Missouri Driftwood

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#39 Mighty Crown Of Ice Formed In My Bucket Of Rainwater

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#40 This Is What Finnish Winter Looks Like When It Wants To Hurt People

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#41 The Way The Drizzle Froze To The Chicken Wire

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#42 So Cold The Grill Froze To The Ground

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#43 This Axe Left On Top Of A Frozen Creek, Now An Inch Under Ice

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#44 The Way This Ice Froze

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#45 Anthropomorphic Icicle Hanging From My Eave This Morning

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#46 Even Victoria Gets Cold Enough To Be A Part Of Canada

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#47 With All These Worrying News Coming, I Wanted To Share This Peaceful And Beautiful Memory From Yakutsk, In Siberia, Known As The Coldest City On Earth (-40C That Day)

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#48 It Is Crazy Cold In Sweden, Småland Now. On My Way To Our “Summer” Cabin

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#49 The Pattern The Ice Left On My Grill

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#50 When You Wake Up To 40″ – 44″ Of Snow In One Night

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#51 Neighbor Left Lawn Sprinkler On During A Freeze Leaving A Satisfying Ice Sculpture In The Front Yard, How Beautiful And Festive For The Holidays

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#52 Water Froze In My Fire-Pit Cover And Made This Wreath

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#53 Literally The Bus I Was In (-67 Degrees Freedom Units)

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#54 Icy Field Near Oberammergau, Germany

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#55 Freezing Rain In Canada Gave My Car A Second Set Of Windows

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#56 Freezing Fog Frost On These Pine Needles This Morning

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#57 It Was So Cold Last Night My Lava Lamp Froze

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#58 The Way This Water Froze In My Field

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#59 Spaghetti Tundra

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#60 It’s A Dog’s Life Out There

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#61 I Just Wanted To Open The Passenger Door

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#62 I Live In Central Alberta, It Got Down To Roughly -45°C Tonight. Woke Up To Frost In The Corner Of My Bedroom

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#63 Starting To Get Chilly In Wisconsin

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#64 My Car Doesn’t Start When It’s Below -30F, It’s Been That Cold For Days, And I Don’t Have Running Water. I’m Finally Getting Desperate Enough To Melt Snow For A Bath

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#65 The Way This Pond Froze

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#66 The Branch-Like Pattern The Ice Froze On The Roof Of This Car

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#67 This Tree On My Way To Work Freezes Every Time Someone Splashes It As They Drive Through The Puddle

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#68 It Rained In Freezing Weather Last Night Before My Night Shift

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#69 The Water From The Roof Freezing On This Bush

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#70 In Michigan We’ve Been Having A Snow-Freeze-Snow Cycle. You Can See The Layers

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#71 It Snowed Two Feet Overnight And This Unlucky Neighbour’s Car In The Underground Parking Lot Is Next To A Large Grate

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#72 A Can Of Sealant In Cold Winter Weather Sprayed Some Of Its Contents Which Immediately Froze In Place

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#73 So Cold Water Still Freezes At High Pressure

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#74 So Cold Outside The Inside Of All Of My Windowpanes Are Completely Frosted Over

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#75 Yeah So It’s Cold Where I Live

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#76 Electric Vehicles’ Charger Drama

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#77 My Living Room Has Had A Slight Freezing Cold Draft All Winter. Looks Like I Found It

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#78 In Winter, People At My University Take Children’s Clothing Items, Dip Them In Water And Hold Them In Place Until They Freeze Like This All Over Campus

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#79 Gas Pump In Minnesota

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#80 Freezing My Royal Nay Nays Off

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#81 This Is What Happens When You Leave A Case Of Pop In The Truck Of Your Car When The Overnight Temp Is -32°C

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#82 Good Thing I Was Wearing My Winter Coat Last Night. It Was A Little Brisk

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#83 Have A Nice Day

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#84 Mom, I’m Not Going To School Today

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#85 How The Water Froze In My Gutter Spout And Formed An Ice Dragon

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#86 My Pillow Froze Against My Window In Texas

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#87 The Way Water Froze On This Table

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#88 This Mailbox After A Few Hours Of Freezing Rain

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#89 So Cold Outside My Doorknob Frosted

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#90 First Snow Of The Season

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#91 The Way This Water Froze To The Fence

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#92 My Pond Froze With A Design Resembling Neurons

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#93 The Car Froze Overnight And This Is What Happened To The Back, Not Exactly Related To DMT But Shows That Patterns Are Everywhere In Nature

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#94 Inside The Vestibule, At Work, The Doors Are A Little Cold

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#95 It’s -43C Feels Like -51C Outside Where I Live

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#96 Can Anyone Explain How This Ice Is Formed On Our Car Windscreen? The Weather Was Raining Then Froze Quickly But Only To Around -1C

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#97 Cold Temps And Clear Skies In The Interior Of BC, Canada

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#98 It’s Been A Snow Globe The Last Week, Colorado

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#99 A Frosted Finnish Lapphund

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#100 This Thin Snow Layer Folded Itself In To A Roll On A Windshield

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#101 The Way These Icicles Grew Sideways

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#102 The Way Water Started Freezing In My Backyard

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#103 Snow Collected On Top Of My Kids’ Basketball Hoop. Utah 12.15.2021

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#104 Scariest Sight For Folks Up North

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#105 Just November In Canada

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#106 Hungary, Veszprém

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#107 Ice Bench In Tampere

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#108 Water Froze In Our Kiddy Pool And Now We Have A Giant Eggo

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#109 The Footprints On The Sidewalk Outside My House Froze

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#110 Now That It Is Freezing In Belgium, Our Water Fountain Makes An Ice Tower

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#111 The Cold Slowly Creeping In Through This Poorly Insulated Door

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#112 A Pic I Took Many Years Ago In My Hometown, The Temperature Was -45

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#113 This Ice Is Absolutely Shameful. What Is The Municipality Even Doing? It’s Been Days Since The Freezing Rain

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#114 Minnesota Is A Cold Place To Take Your Dog For A Quick Walk

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#115 A Sign I Should Stay Inside

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#116 Windchill Is -21 & Kids Just Egged Our House. Froze Instantly

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#117 After Taking The Dog For A Walk

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#118 The Usual Level Of Snow In Winter On The Road In Chukotka, Russia

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#119 -26 Degrees Celsius Feeling Like -33 Degrees In Downtown Yellowknife

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#120 7th Of December 2021

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